As far as receiving private messages, I did not disable that option, and know that people have sent me those in the past. However I have been experiencing some problems with the browser, mainly with staying logged on, when I try to post, so maybe there are more glitches on my computer, than I thought...
It is little too late now (past midnight), but I will look into it hopefully tomorrow.
My love and my best to you and your husband (and your whole family)!
You are very precious and I have a lot of respect and admiration for (both of) you!